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Welcome to Furniture/Today’s Research blog where we take a look at interesting research data related to the home furnishings industry. Our focus may come from research we have conducted ourselves or it might be something we’ve come across and just want to share. We hope you’ll use this space too, to share your thoughts or to weigh in with what you think about the topic under discussion.
Here's Furniture/Today's Spring High Point Market Overview. Our editorial and research teams put this report together twice a year. The in-depth report presents the information and data on five key segments crucial to the furniture industry. The five areas include details about:HousingConsumers and retailWashington, D.C.Wall StreetProduct and style trends - the key style directions for the April m... Read MoreComments (1)
Stylish, affordable and functional products are the main reasons consumers like to shop lifestyle furniture stores - including Ikea, Pottery Barn, West Elm and Crate & Barrel. And do consumers answering Furniture/Today and New York-based Apartment Therapy's exclusive survey ever like to shop there.100% of both Generation X (ages 37 to 47) and Gen Y (ages 18 to 36) frequently shop lifestyle furnitu... Read MoreComments (5)
Furniture/Today's 2013 Get Smart Quick Guide is now available for download. This informational guide houses in one place important home furnishings industry statistics. The data, compiled by Furniture/Today's Research Team, includes industry-size figures such as consumer spending on furniture and bedding, furniture and bedding retail sales five-year projections, sales by distribution channel and... Read MoreComments (2)
Furniture/Today's edit and research team put together a market overview during High Point market twice a year. This market's report presents the 10 things to know during the October market. The 10 items include details about:10. Small business lending 9. China and imports8. Made in the USA7. Housing6. Unemployment5. Consumer target: the middle class4. Online shopping3. The Election2. Consumer con... Read MoreComments (5)
Each High Point market, Furniture/Today's edit and research team put together a market overview. This year's report focuses on the 10 things to know during market. It presents the furniture industry's leading internal issues , including China, Made in America, price increases, retail expansions and investing in High Point; the top external issues, including stats on housing, unemployment, consumer... Read MoreComments (9)
Furniture/Today's 2012 Get Smart Quick Guide is now available for download.This informational guide houses in one place important home furnishings industry statistics. The data, compiled by Furniture/Today's Research Team, includes industry-size figures such as consumer spending on furniture and bedding, furniture and bedding retail sales five-year projections, sales by distribution channel and ov... Read MoreComments (9)
Ever wonder which blog posts and online articles consumers read? Shelter blog Apartment Therapy has partnered with Furniture/Today to reveal some answers. Apartment Therapy's Top 10 posts, November 2011How to create paper blossomsA bedroom built for four kidsHow to make a tree mural out of stringHow to make a clementine candle: holiday décor5 Ways to make your house appear cleaner than it is10 D... Read MoreComments (2)
The customer's journey to buy furniture has changed dramatically. What was once a linear and store-dependent process is now non-linear and crosses many channels. Today's buyers research products by searching online, reading blogs, checking out social media feeds and maybe or maybe not visiting a store. In order to compete in the new landscape, a successful furniture store website will integrate to... Read MoreComments (6)
Each High Point market, Furniture/Today's edit and research team put together a market overview. It's a compilation of the macro-economic indicators, such as unemployment, housing starts, consumer spending, mortgage rates and personal savings rates, influencing the furniture industry. It's also a style round-up of product introductions new and hot at market. Click here to purchase your very own... Read MoreComments (5)
Online retail sales are quickly climbing, with recent figures showing total sales, excluding travel, grew a remarkable 450% during the last decade. How does that increase compare with overall furniture and bedding sales? The following three growth rates highlight the online channel's dominant position within retail and its ever-strengthening position within furniture: 9.8% - the growth rat... Read MoreComments (9)
Consumers viewed product 90% of the time this year while surfing furniture sites on Grey Suit Retail's web platform. That also means that consumers spent only 10% of their time checking out informational pages, such as the retailer's "about us" page and the "contact us" page.Is your store online? If so, does your site include product? During last year, consumers spent, on avera... Read MoreComments (4)
More than 33 million U.S. households bought furniture and bedding products in 2010, spending a combined $83.5 billion.In 2011, 34% of U.S. households - 38 million - plan to buy furniture and bedding. That's one of the findings from Furniture/Today's 2011 Consumer Buying Trends Survey. The exclusive data provides nationally-representative purchase incidence figures for 14 products, as well as demog... Read MoreComments (8)